The city of Lienz stands in a flat valley surrounded by mountains in the south of Austria. The Isel and Drava, two tributaries of the Danube, meet in this basin, which is part of an ancient trading route through the Alps. Visitors who hire a car in Lienz can explore the area using the network of trunk roads and mountain passes that meet here. That means day-trips from Lienz can include Bolzano and Cortina in Italy, and in Austria the lakeside town of Spittal an der Drau to the east and the Hohe Tauern National Park to the north.
The medieval city of Lienz is easy to tour with a hire car. The highlights include the Kletterpark Schlossberg theme park, with rides and tree-top climbing adventures, and the Osttirodler Alpine Coaster, an extraordinary rollercoaster that hurtles right down the side of a mountain. It's perhaps more relaxing to visit Bruck Castle and the art and history museum inside, although the best bit for many is the view over the city rooftops from the ramparts. Elsewhere enjoy the cafes and shops of the old main square or the history of the Aguntum Roman ruins. In the winter, of course, there are plenty of ski areas to enjoy close to the city.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0800-1200 1300-1700, Sa-Su closed
Address:Tiroler Strasse 17
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.